"It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon." Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

Funny how the Teacher always shows up when people are thinking about Him! Here the eleven remaining apostles and other followers are together discussing the resurrection. And Jesus shows up.

While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."

He’s still showing up this way. After all, He promised to be present anytime two or three gather in His name.

And it is interesting how Jesus was recognized when he broke the bread with them, because He’s still showing up this way every Lord’s Day. He assured His presence every time students gather to remember Him in the sacrament of bread and fruit of the vine.

These students were confused and uncertain, but their focus was still on the Teacher. That’s why Jesus showed up.

The Teacher always shows up when students are paying attention.

Otherwise, what’s the point?

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I wonder how they could miss these things. WHy would they think they were seeing a ghost? Why would they hesitate to believe He rose from the grave - hadn't he brought several others back from death?

    Here's a clue: And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement...

    Ever been so amazed that you didn't believe what you were seeing?

    When we see things that do amaze us, are we amazed and joyful... or more amazed and doubting?

    Scripture tells us God will do thing through us that we couldn't even imagine (Eph 3:20)

    So as we follow Jesus - we should be ready to be amazed! He's just that kind of teacher!